Fuel Cycle: DOE Pushes Onward With VTR, Sidelining Alternatives

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) appears prepared to greenlight plans for its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) next month, even after Congress zeroed out funding for the program in fiscal year 2022. But even if it moves forward the VTR is still years away from being built, leaving advanced reactor developers to find other means for testing their fuels in the meantime.

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